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Dr. Steven Gundry Is an Idiot - Roger Mason
Lets' be clear...Diet Evolution is just another rehash of the Atkins/Paleo/Ketogenic death diets. His second book The Plant Paradox is just as bad. These books are so boring and uninformative, so full of trivia and useless information they are simply impossible to read! Yes, it's that bad. You just don't learn anything of value after reading them. Almost half of the Evolution book uses meal plans and recipes as filler. You do not eat any whole grains, beans, or even starchy vegetables. Instead, you eat endless amounts of meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, yogurt, and cheese. No milk though! The healthiest, ideal diet is based on whole grains, beans, and most vegetables. You can add fruits, nuts, salads, soups, and seafood for variety. Americans eat a mere 1% whole grains, yet Gundry claims it is grains- even whole grains- that are making us fat! He claims they contain "anti-nutrients". He says they "turn to sugar". He knows nothing about vital supplements. He knows nothing about natural hormone balance. He knows nothing about fasting. Actually, he knows nothing about natural health.
It’s actually a waste of time to write this article. Gundry is a flash in the pan who will disappear in a year or two. He has literally been paying millions of dollars for Internet popup ads in 2018. The popups lead you to hour long windy, boring, empty, meaningless, uninformative videos with no time bar! He claims he is a “doctor to the stars”, and "people around the world wait six months for an appointment with him.” What a lying S.O.B!!! He’s a Yale educated allopathic heart surgeon who knows nothing about natural health, nor cares. This guy defines “idiot”. He preaches about the "dangers" of lectins in your food. He claims they are toxic and poisonous. This is a preposterous claim. Lectins are just natural proteins that attach themselves to carbohydrates. The truth here is that high levels of lectins are found in the healthiest foods. Rice, wheat, barley, oats, rye and corn are chock full of lectins. Whole grains are the very staff of life.
Along with whole grains you'll find high lectin levels in good foods such as shellfish, carrots, chickpeas, cucumbers, white and red kidney beans, leeks, lentils, shallots, peas, pumpkin, salmon, shallots, soybeans, squash, and sweet potatoes. Lectins are found abundantly in most all plant foods, and can’t be avoided.
This is just another deadly meat based Atkins/Paleo/Keto diet without milk. Yogurt and cheese are staples though. Go figure. He wants you to eat lots of meat, poultry, dairy products, and eggs, but- God forbid!- no whole grains or beans. He’s very big on stevia sweetened desserts. Stevia is NOT a healthy sugar substitute. (Read the Sugar Substitutes article.) He even has a stevia ice cream recipe.
The fact Dr. Oz praises him is the kiss of death. (Read Dr. Oz is in the Ozone.) He said, "Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.” Oz defines anal orifice.
He pushes agave syrup, even though it is a simple sugar (fructose) and even worse than white sugar. Nightshades and tropical foods are fine with him. In his videos, however, he tells you never to eat tomatoes! He says chocolate and cocoa good for you. In his book he recommends soymilk, tofu, tempeh, and other soyfoods. In his videos, though, he says all soyfoods are horrible poisons that will kill you! Wine is healthy, as is coffee and caffeine. In his videos, however, he says caffeine is a toxic poison. This guy is terminally confused and totally contradictory.
Epidemiological studies consistently prove that people who eat the most whole grains and beans live the longest- and are the healthiest. The Okinawans are the best example. People who eat the most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy foods die the earliest- and are the sickest. The Masai, Mongolians, an Papua New Guineans are good examples. The whole grain based macrobiotic diet is the only diet that will cure cancer, diabetes, heart and artery disease, and other illnesses. The Gundry diet will cause all manner of disease, and make you sickly .
He also preaches against phytates. The Internet is full of scare stories about the "dangers of phytates" in our food. Again, phytates are found in the healthiest foods, such as whole grains, beans, and nuts. You'll find about 1% phytates in whole grains and beans, and even more in nuts.
He promotes polyphenols as the Magic Answer to health and weight loss, but really knows nothing about them. This is a meaningless term, as it is defined as, "a compound containing more than one phenolic hydroxyl group." There are four main classes of polyphenols- stilbenes, lignans, flavonoids and phenolic acids. He doesn't even know this. High polyphenol content is found in such plants as cloves, bitter melon, pine bark, coffee, and regular (caffeinated) tea. They don't sound like good food choices.
He is a multi-millionaire, but claims he, “isn’t doing this for the money!” He just wants to "save the world." He claims to have a charitable foundation, but none is listed for him anywhere. What an anal orifice! This guy is an outright crook. He sells crap to morons at extortionate prices. Vital Reds is $69.95 for dried fruit powder and unrefrigerated acidophilus. PrebioThrive is $79.95 for FOS and gums. Primal Plants is an incredible $99.99 for dried vegetable powder and unrefrigerated acidophilus. Lectin Shield (what a laugh!) is $79.95 for vegetable powders. Glucose Defense is ridiculous for $99.00 for three minerals (our All Your Minerals has 17 minerals) and four useless plant extracts like cinnamon and black pepper. Worthless Olive Leaf Extract is $59.95. Plain old curcumin is $45.95 (ours is $9.95). All of these cost about $4 to produce.
The crook also sells four useless skin creams at extortionate prices. Correct + Calm is $79. It contains tiger grass, myrrh, “peptide matrix”, and “bonicel” probiotic. Firm + Sculpt is $120.00. It has “Progeline™”, cranberry oil, pomegranate, rose extract and hyaluronic acid. Dark Spot Remover is $120.00. It has blueberries, green tea, acai, and meadowsweet. Reparative is $120.00. It has swertia, tea, collagen, grapevine, and wild yam. All these cost about $4 to produce. None of them have any value at all.
The real question here are how is the heck does he find people stupid enough to buy this worthless, stupid, hideously overpriced crap? How does he find people dumb enough to listen to his inane dietary advice? He's a flash in the pan, trying to buy his way to success with millions of dollars in Internet popup ads. He'll soon disappear. Anyone who follows his toxic advice will get what they well deserve. The Royal Road to Success is to tell the sheeple what they want to hear.
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